​​2015-2016 Back-to-School Information

As the 2015-2016 school year begins on Monday, Aug. 24, we want our families and students to have all the information they need to prepare for a successful year. This web page is intended to serve as your information headquarters for the new year. Whether it’s bus schedules, school calendars or student assignment, the information here will help you get ready for school. We’ll be updating the page regularly, so please check back often for the latest news! You can also stay up-to-date with helpful tips and district news by following the CMS Facebook page and Twitter account.

Key Contact Information


 Contact Information

Student Placement

Smith Family Center
1600 Tyvola Rd.

International Center

Smith Family Center
1600 Tyvola Rd.




Smith Family Center
1600 Tyvola Rd.

After School Enrichment Program (ASEP)


Parent Checklist

There are a few simple tasks that families need to complete before the school year gets started. Review our back-to-school checklist to help you prepare.

Student assignment

Register students who are new to CMS
Families may enroll their students at their home school. Click here for information on enrolling new students.

Update address if family has moved or changed contact information
Make sure schools have updated address and phone number information for all students.

Make sure students are up to date on all required vaccinations and physicals

Having your child properly immunized is a key part of preparing for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year. As of July 1, 2015 new vaccine requirements will take effect as approved by the North Carolina Commission of Public Health. Information about the new requirements is available from the Mecklenburg County Health Department by visiting or calling 704-336-6500. If you have additional questions, please contact your doctor or the Mecklenburg County Health Department. ​

Check your transportation information

Families will receive bus stop pick-up and drop-off times in the mail about a week before school starts. Make sure you review your bus stop location and time – some bus stops may have changed.

Once families receive their student’s bus schedules, it is important to review the information with the child.  We encourage parents to walk to and from the assigned bus stop, particularly with elementary aged children.  

Please inform and update any address change at your child’s school immediately.  Transportation must have the current address to ensure safe and accurate bus stop assignments for eligible students.

If your child will require a pick up or drop off at an alternate address that is not your home address, you must apply for tha​​t service each year by filling out the alternate stop form.  

If you have a question about transportation, call 980-343-6715. 

Know your school bell times

Students should be in school and ready to learn when the school bell rings. View the 2015-2016 bell schedule. 

Attend your school's open house

Click here to find your child's school website. Open house dates and times are posted there when available.